School Of Social Sciences

Social Impacts of TourismWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300346.1

Discipline: TOURISM

Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
This unit aims to explore positive and negative social impacts of tourism, techniques for assessment and the importance in community development of planning for social impacts in a range of developed/ developing and urban/ non-urban settings. The unit’s objectives are to provide an understanding of the nature of social impacts associated with tourism planning and development; the paradoxes generated by and oppositional forces at play created by social impacts of tourism in a community and methods and techniques of social impact assessment and their use in tourism contexts.

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